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:30 on this wednesday morning. february 6th, 2013. it is 3:30 in the afternoon in sochi, russia, where one year from today, athletes will begin competing in the 2014 winter olympic games. we'll be there live in just a moment and check out our plaza. we have turned it into a ski resort this morning. complete with mount rockefeller. we have team usa hopefuls and new events to tell you about. we'll have a match against us anchors, may the best win. >> it's colder here than in sochi, russia. >> they have temperament climate there. >> happy it's colder here? because we're heading out in just a minute. >> the ski lodge is always 75 degrees. >>> imagine winning the lottery, not once but twice in the same weekend. we're going to talk to an arkansas couple that did that and walked away with more than a million dollars. that would explain the smiles on their faces. >>> monopoly fans you have spoken, which classic token is going to be replaced and what will be the newest game piece? we're going to reveal the answer exclusively this morning. >>> don't forget, savannah and i are heading to chicago for the friday
cleanup has begun now in russia after a space rock exploded there on friday. it happened the same day a different asteroid hit earth. could the two be related? we'll talk to an expert about what's happening in the skies. >>> then, a stunning fall from grace for the former mayor of san diego. maureen o'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime,
meteorite that exploded above russia on friday. russian researchers say they found a total of 53 pieces of that meteorite thus far and they could be worth more than their weight in it gold, up to $2,200 per gram. that's more than 40 times the current cost of gold. so we have florida, russia and, jeff ranieri, the meteorite in san francisco a few nights ago as well, right? >> a lot of this happens all the time. people are hyper tuned up towards space. >> that giant asteroid. >> i know. i know. it's all going on here. take a look at doppler radar, if you have been away for a while, coming back, this is not a lot of rainfall but it's big news because we have had so little rain in 2013. it's light to moderate on the roadways here for tonight. you can't expect some of these showers to linger over the next half hour and then looking at heavier rainfall for tomorrow. the time line coming up. meanwhile, winds are picking up as well. 10 to 20 miles per hour driving tonight not only is it going to be breezy but it is downright coal. look at these temperatures, 48 right now in novato. 48 in napa.
in time for the winter games in sochi, russia. she took gold and bronze in vancouver and is a four-time world cup champion. the most successful american skier in history. >> action. >> reporter: a favorite with sponsors, tabloids love her, too. her unconfirmed romance with tiger woods and her revelation that she's battled depression. >> hi, dad! >> reporter: but since she was 3 years old she's been happiest on the slopes. telling brian williams in 2010 that this is what she was born to do. >> i've given my entire life for the sport. >> reporter: there have been other heart-stopping falls. she came back from a terrible crash in torino two days later. but this time won't be easy. >> lindsey vonn is so tough, works so hard. if anyone can come back from this in time for the olympics, it's lindsey vonn. >> reporter: the heart of a champion with a track record of beating the odds. chris jansing, nbc news, new york. >>> and still ahead as we continue tonight, millions of americans stuck in traffic at this very moment, in fact, losing their patience along with a ton of time and money. wher
eye on the countdown to the 2014 winter olympics than sochi, russia. the town is buzzing with the sound of construction as crews put together the remarkable stadiums and venues for winter sports. costs are already over $50 billion, four times the 2007 estimates. some venues are complete and ready for their trial runs on ice. they have the cold weather to do it right now. >>> and auction in france seemed tailored for car enthusiasts and history buffs alike. cars and bikes filled the famed pierre hall in paris. this plane may seem familiar to film fans. the famed yellow plane from oscar winner "out of africa." cars from the turn of the century and 20th century from the 1990s are featured here. >> finally, this little four-legged friend looking for a new home. little 2-year-old tonik is getting a lot of attention after thinks foster family posted this adoption and online. >> freaky. >> yeah, it is, kind of. many say the dog has a human face. >> it looks photo shopped. >> it does. altered even more. especially look at the eyes. while he was a mixed breed, he comes from poodle
months old and still a little camera shy. so cute. >>> well, an unusual museum in russia has a strange new exhibit causing controversy. the collection is dedicated to the memorabilia of soviet leader vladimir lenin from small statuettes to portraits. but the museum may be going too far with a life-size display of the leader. even more stunning is this figure appears to breathe. that's creepy. >>> well, a notorious romanian gangster seems to have unusual taste in pets. investigators were surprised to find four lions and two bears at the man's estate after he was arrested on multiple charges including murder and kidnapping. they believe the animals were used to threaten victims. but some neighbors said he was just an animal lover do. you expect the neighbors to tell the truth living northeast the man with lions? >> if you are going to be a gangster, go all in. >> i agree with you, it's a way to intimidate people with lions. >> let's go have a meeting with my lion. >>> time for an early look at the day ahead. general norman schwarzkopf will be laid to rest today at west point. a memorial
. that video of a meteorite coming out of russia, absolutely incredible and frightening. >> this is the kind of thing you expect to see in a weird movie. you can see that meteorite as it's burning, as it streaks across the skies. that's over the euro mountains overnight. about 900 miles east of moscow. seconds later you can hear that loud explosion. >> unfortunately there's been some injuries this morning. let's get to duncan this morning in london. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this was up close and big. russia's academy of is russia's sciences said it was ten tons and traveled at3,000 miles an hour. no wonder people were panicking. so streaking across the early morning fire, a burst of light and an explosion of sound. these unverified pictures show the close shave with a meteorite. locals heard and felt the shock wave of it passing. on the ground, people stunned and unsure of what they had seen were left staring at the thick trail. this man said it lasted three, maybe four seconds. more than 400 are reported injured, many hurt by broken glass. windows popped out
note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the winter olympic games in sochi, russia. check out what's going out on the plaza this morning. we have explaining to do, that is freestyle skiing. some of the guys practicing wild aerials on trampolines. >> hope you brought your trampoline shoes, willie. start with the wild night at the super bowl. jenna wolffe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole second half. me, in the middle, i enjoyed a little beyonce, a little blackout and a little football. it will forever be known as the game the lights went out. literally. >> half the power in new orleans stadium, the superdome here, is out. >> reporter: the baltimore ravens had just taken a commanding 28-6 lead with a record-breaking kickoff return. >> nine yards and a touchdown. >> reporter:
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